Happy New Year! Time to open a new chapter in our working lives, one that is full of learning, growth, and productivity. I like to kick off the year with a recent Red Dot Award winner. The Red Dot competition is hosted in Germany, and celebrates human-centric design and innovative products from around the world. Last year I reported on the L16 Computational Camera by Bould Design and Light in Red Dot Awards for 2018. Starting the year with great design reminds me to bring beauty and elegance to my work.
This year I selected the Scrolling Keyboard by Royole Corporation, designed in-house in Fremont, California. The keyboard is 6 inches wide (154 mm) and rolls up into a tube. When extended it connects to a mobile device via Bluetooth. Push a button to roll it up back in the tube. Although tiny, when compared with the size of mobile phone keyboard, it seems quite generous. This is ideal for anyone who computes on the go.
I research and write everywhere I go, and love tools that are small, compact, and practical. This would be perfect for situations where I need to throw up a quick “office” in a small space like on an airplane or at a coffee shop. The keyboard seems to be in the design stage, but I’d love to try it out in the future.